Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd (at Captain Strout Cir.)
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


  • This historic lighthouse, the first ever erected in the state, was built in 1791 on the order of George Washington after a number of tragic wrecks in the Casco Bay. (From Aerial America)
  • The state's oldest lighthouse - a Maine icon not to be missed, glorious year-round.
  • This IS Maine. No one should leave the casco bay area without having thier picture taken on the western side of the light. Magnificent photo op at an iconic location.
  • Beautiful! A must see if you're in Maine!
  • Worth the trip. Dress warmly in the winter.
  • Beautiful view
  • a great place to scale rocks and there's a lot of tide pools to find crabs, periwinkles and more :)
  • Spectacular views of Maine's oldest lighthouse. Do not miss if you are visiting Portland or the surrounding area.
  • The most beautiful lighthouse view I've ever seen. Whether it's on a gloomy, rainy, or sunny day, I promise you that this view is worth your trip!
  • I love this lighthouse!
  • This place is so picturesque its mind boggling!
  • Great place to watch my man go to sea and come home.
  • Find the food truck and get yourself a lobster roll!
  • Gorgeous view of the water and harbor. Huge open lawn for picnics or just to go read a book
  • Wonderful park for the whole family, remember to bring the kite as the breezes off the ocean make this a good location.
  • Lovely lookout points. Easy parking. Park to walk around. Good place to visit.
  • Beautiful vistas and lighthouse. Parking is $4 and plentiful.
  • Very scenic walkway and interesting directional paths to get other viewpoints of the lighthouse
  • Wish they had a better cellular signal. It was tough to get a Lyft.
  • Quick easy stop, great lighthouse, park, fort and views

Nearby places

1000 Shore Rd
Fort Williams Park (Shore Road)
180 Commercial St